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(Photo Credit: City of Kyle) A business expansion and retention project between RSI, the City of Kyle and Hays County will bring more jobs to the city. RSI is a high tech manufacturing and R&D firm based in Kyle specializing in the ruggedization of computer equipment and new...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Police have shut down the eastbound flyover at 290 and I-35 after a erson on foot was hit by a car Wednesday morning. The victim is said to be a man in his 20s, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. He was found unconsious by medics at the scene and...
(Photo Credit: Travis County Democratic Party) Former Austin Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole has been vying for the seat of State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, who late last year announced she would be resigning from public office this year due to health issues. On Tuesday, Dukes was sworn in at...
Photo courtesy of http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=46 Travis County District Attorney’s Office officials say the Texas Rangers will seek an indictment from a grand jury for state Representative Dawnna Dukes on allegations she misused her staff. The...
AUSTIN — Crews will close the mainlanes of US 183 at FM 969 Wednesday and Thursday nights, Jan. 11-12, for bridge construction. The work is part of the 183 South Improvement Project on the east side of Austin. The closures will run both nights from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather...
PHOTO CREDIT ANGELODECCO/SHUTTERSTOCK The next steps that Travis County is taking in the wake of the APD DNA Crime lab debacle are being looked at by Commissioners. Commissioners get an update from County Executive Roger Jeffries on how they're proceeding to figure out a way...
Photograph by Patrick Osborn/Newsradio KLBJ The investigation continues into what sparked the blaze that completely gutted an Islamic center in Lake Travis which was scheduled to open in April. Fire Marshall Tony Calloway says federal investigators are now helping. "Due to the...
It's been well documented that the Austin Police Department has struggled to fill its many vacancies in recent years, but that may soon change. APD says a new focus on recruiting has actually been a boon, and could very well lead to staffing issues being resolved in Austin by...
Austin police officer Michael Stone has been fired from the department, according to an APD memo. Stone was reportedly in a romantic relationship with a fellow officer. When that relationship ended last July, Stone allegedly went to her house, and when the keys to the house...